Blue of Noon
Penguin, 2001 - 128 páginas
One of the twentieth century's great nihilist novels, Blue of Noon is a blackly compelling account of depravity and terror that retains all its shocking power today. Set in pre-war Europe, its narrator lurches despairingly from city to city in a surreal sexual and mental nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters - his journey into madness mirroring the fighting and marching on the streets outside. Confronting Fascism, the novel is torn between identifying with history's victims and being seduced by the violent glamour of its terrible victors. One of the most brilliant intellects and influential French writers of his time, Bataille's unflinching exploration of the dark forces beneath the surface of civilization defies all our expectations.
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sound of a wild cry of pain , as prolonged as any death rattle . а A cat had just leaped at another cat's throat , at the foot of the shrubs bordering the terrace - more precisely , under the table of the two diners I was watching .
was starting to cry too . ... When she saw me going away , she began crying , but didn't make a move . I went out into the corridor . I was crying , too , by contamination . a 4 I stayed in Spain with Dorothea until the end of October .
I approached her ; I saw that she was crying . I clasped her in my arms . She refused to give me her lips . I asked her why she was crying . 9 I thought , no one can know her any less than I do . She answered , ' No reason .
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - Kristelh - LibraryThing
A nihilist novel by Georges Bataille, Blue of Noon, is set during the Spanish Civil War and the early years of Nazi movement. The protagonist, Henri Timmermann is a sick man (physically and ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - amerynth - LibraryThing
While I didn't actually hate Georges Bataille's "Blue of Noon," I really didn't get it either. This supposed to be a novel that used eroticism to show how sex, violence and power is intertwined and ... Leer comentario completo
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